514 – Student Health – Health Certificates

Students should have regular health examinations. Students may be required to submit a health certificate and/or evidence of health screenings as required by law, including dental screenings, vision screenings, and lead testing, unless exempted under State law. Each student shall be required to present a certificate evidencing immunization as required by the Iowa Department of Public Health unless exempted under State law.

Each student participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading shall present a certificate annually to the effect that the student has been examined by a licensed physician, qualified doctor of chiropractic, licensed physician assistant, or advanced registered nurse practitioner and may safely engage in athletic competition or cheerleading. The District may require additional health certificates from students participating in interscholastic athletics or cheerleading if a question arises regarding the student’s health status.

“Students and their parents/guardians will be required to sign and return a concussion and brain injury information sheet to school prior to the student’s participation in any extracurricular interscholastic activity for grades 7-12.  If a student’s coach or contest official observes signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion or brain injury in an extracurricular interscholastic activity, the student shall be immediately removed from participation.”

A student who has been removed from participation in an interscholastic activity (athletic, dance or cheerleading) because of signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion or brain injury shall not recommence such participation until the student has been evaluated by a properly licensed health care professional (physician, physician assistant, doctor of chiropractic, advanced registered nurse practitioner, nurse, physical therapist or athletic trainer) trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and other brain injuries, and the student has received written clearance to return to participation from the health care provider. The District may require additional clarification and clearance before allowing return to participation.

Date of Revision: March 26, 2018

Legal References: 135.17, 135.102, 135.105D, 139.9, 279.8, 280.7, 280.13, 280.13C, 280.14, 282.3, 299.4, Code of Iowa ; 281 I.A.C., 31.2(1), 33.5, 36.14(1); 641 I.A.C. Chapter 7

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